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Happy Duct Cleaning Customers

We love to hear from our customers at Spettro Duct Clean, so you can imagine how pleased we were to receive this fantastic email from Jason Frankl praising our duct cleaning services. Dear Graham, I wanted to let you know how happy we are with the job your team did for us on Saturday. Already my wife’s breathing is much improved and she isn’t waking up coughing in the morning when the heating turns on. The guys left the house in a very clean state and worked non-stop through the day to get the job done despite some difficulties presented by the duct system. They told me that we should get the fan cleaned annually and the whole system up to every 4 years. I hope to use your services again in the future and will certainly recommend you if the opportunity arises. Many thanks and kind regards, Jason... read more

Why does kitchen ductwork require cleaning ?

FAQ Why does kitchen Ductwork systems need cleaning  How often should I clean my Commercial Kitchen Ductwork System? How do you go about cleaning a Kitchen Ductwork System? How do you perform a Kitchen Deep Clean? Will the certificate I get comply with all my insurance demands 1. Why do kitchen Ductwork systems need cleaning and certification? Kitchen extract/ductwork systems quickly become coated in the combustible material, fat, grease, grime, etc, that is given off during the cooking process. If these are not regularly removed through cleaning, then the risk of a fire increases as the amount of flammable debris increases Your insurance company will require you to demonstrate that you are managing this risk  and that the extract system has been cleaned by an approved company who can certificate the extract ducting as “safe” In the event of fire or incident if you are unable to prove that your extract ducting has been cleaned and tested in line with the recommended frequency, your insurance company may not pay out.  If damage or injury extends to third parties you may also face uninsured public liability claims, and the worst case scenarios adverse publicity and prosecution.   2. How often should I clean my Commercial Kitchen Ductwork System? The frequency with which you should have your kitchen extract system cleaned depends on how heavily it is used. The association of British Insurers and the  Building & Engineering Services ( Formerly the Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association) recommend cleaning intervals as follows: Kitchen Use Hours Per Day Clean Frequency Heavy Use 12-16 hours Every 3 months Medium Use 6-12 hours Every 6... read more

Food Hygiene Agency

Food outlets in parts of the London borough of Bexley have the worst hygiene standards of more than 2,000 postcodes, while those in Birmingham’s B35 area offer the best, according to a Which? investigation. Bexley in south east London had six of the 10 worst postcodes studied, with the worst postcode, DA7, having nearly half of its eateries inspected (45%) rated as lower than “generally satisfactory”, the watchdog found. In contrast, none of the food outlets inspected in Birmingham’s B35 area received below a “generally satisfactory” score. Which? looked at Food Standards Agency hygiene ratings in postcodes across England, Northern Ireland and Wales from January 2011 to March this year, finding wide variations between different areas and high street chains. It found 18% of La Tasca outlets inspected had a rating of less than “generally satisfactory”, while 13% of Little Chefs inspected had low ratings. Three in 10 Chicken Cottage outlets (29%) and a quarter (26%) of Dixy Chicken takeaway shops inspected were rated below “generally satisfactory”. A number of convenience store chains also had around a fifth of their outlets inspected rated less than “generally satisfactory”, including Best-In and Best-One (22%), Costcutter (21%), Premier (21%) and Londis (20%). But some major chains had no poor scores recorded at all, including Carluccio’s, Eat, Marriot Hotels, Premier Inn and Zizzi. A survey to accompany the study found 75% of consumers would not eat at a food outlet that received a hygiene rating below “generally satisfactory”. Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said: “Our investigation shows that food hygiene is an unacceptable postcode lottery. Diners shouldn’t be taking a risk with their... read more

Keeping You Safe

According to local fire authorities and insurance company’s one of the most common causes of fire spreading in commercial premises is failure to remove combustible grease deposits from the kitchen extract ductwork. According to government statistics in 2010/11 in the UK there were over 2,000 fires in Public houses, Restaurants, & Cafes ect. In the capital Fire Brigade sources report that on average every 9 days a kitchen extract ductwork fire was attended. It should be noted that insurance companies now stipulate as part of a buildings insurance terms the requirement for the kitchen extract ductwork to be cleaned on a stated frequency (normally once or twice per annum depending on use) To the TR19 standard. If your insurance company are not satisfied with your ductwork cleaning standards you may find in the event of fire you are not covered. When your ductwork has been professionally cleaned by a professional duct/extract cleaning company you will receive a certificate that will comply with all the recommendations your insurance company require giving you peace of... read more
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